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APT trends report Q3 2019

For more than two years, the Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) at Kaspersky has been publishing quarterly summaries of advanced persistent threat (APT) activity. The summaries are based on our threat intelligence research and provide a representative snapshot of what we have published and discussed in greater detail in our private APT reports. They a
Publish At:2019-10-16 06:25 | Read:211 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT reports Featured Apple iOS APT Browser Chinese-speaking

COMpfun successor Reductor infects files on the fly to compromise TLS traffic

In April 2019, we discovered new malware that compromises encrypted web communications in an impressive way. Analysis of the malware allowed us to confirm that the operators have some control over the target’s network channel and could replace legitimate installers with infected ones on the fly. That places the actor in a very exclusive club, with capa
Publish At:2019-10-03 07:00 | Read:354 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT reports Featured Browser Digital Certificates Encryption

Browser Guard combats privacy abuse, tracking, clickbait, and scammers

In July 2018, we introduced the Malwarebytes Browser Extension, a beta plugin for Firefox and Chrome aimed at delivering a safer, faster, and more private browsing experience. Our extension blocked tech support scams, hijackers, pop-up ads, trackers, and more to keep users secure and free from online harassment. And thanks to our loyal Malwarebytes commu
Publish At:2019-09-20 11:20 | Read:258 | Comments:0 | Tags:Malwarebytes news ad blocking browser Browser guard browser

Safari, Chrome, Firefox: Which is the most private browser for Mac?

Everyone needs a web browser, and while Safari comes pre-installed on Macs, many people choose to use a different browser. You may want to do this for compatibility reasons—there may be sites or services you use that Safari doesn't handle correctly—or because you use a different browser at work; if you want to be able to sync bookmarks and history from your
Publish At:2019-09-19 16:40 | Read:447 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security & Privacy Brave browser browsers Chrome Chrome Brow

Is Safari the most private browser for iPhone and iPad?

If there's one app that just about everyone uses on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, it's a web browser. You use your browser to get information, to shop, and for entertainment. iOS devices come with Apple's Safari browser pre-installed, but you can use a different browser if you wish. Unfortunately, on iOS you can't set a different browser as the default,
Publish At:2019-09-19 16:40 | Read:323 | Comments:0 | Tags:Software & Apps Brave browser browsers Chrome Chrome Browser

5 Tips to Get an “A” on Research Papers & Advance Your Infosec Career

John Callahan’s October article “4 Reasons to Get Your Masters in Cyber Security” made me think about how to help students and cyber professionals strengthen a critical soft skill: written communication.Research synthesis and analysis papers are common in academic environments. These critical thinking assignments require students to conduct research on speci
Publish At:2017-01-12 08:25 | Read:3431 | Comments:0 | Tags:Off Topic academic browser communication Infosec Patching se

Have they hijacked your browser? Here’s how to fix it

We’re sure your browser has been hijacked before. Say you decide to download a program you need from a seemingly reliable website (like Softonic), and you click “install” to begin downloading without really thinking about it. When it finishes downloading, you go back to the browser and you realize that one or more toolbars have appeared or that t
Publish At:2016-05-27 11:10 | Read:2142 | Comments:0 | Tags:Internet Security Antivirus browser Panda Security

Rogue Google Chrome Extension Spies On You

The popular Google Chrome browser has some of the best security tools baked in with features such as Safebrowsing which protects users from malicious websites. By extension, ChromeOS which powers the affordable Chromebooks is indeed one of the safest systems one can get these days. Even though the surface of attack is smaller than that of a typical Windows P
Publish At:2016-01-26 22:50 | Read:3430 | Comments:0 | Tags:Online Security browser chrome extension Google

A Brief Guide to FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION

This blog post explains what FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION is and why browser hijackers seem to love it. It also points out that this does not mean it’s automatically a problem if you have one or more of them. What is FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION? FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION is a registry key that allows you to set a different default document mode for the web-browse
Publish At:2016-01-14 21:30 | Read:3014 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Threat browser FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION Pieter Arn

“INTUIT Security Warning” Emails Lead to Fake Browser Update Malware

Users of popular accounting software Quickbooks should keep an eye out for this fake “Intuit Security Warning” themed email currently in circulation, encouraging you to update your browser with a zipped download. The email reads as follows: INTUIT Security Warning As of November 5th, 2015, we will be updating the browsers we support. We encou
Publish At:2015-12-02 22:45 | Read:5989 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Threat browser download email malware spam

Google to End Chrome Support for Windows XP, Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Google has announced it will no longer support Windows XP, as well as Windows Vista and older versions of Mac OS X—including 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.7 (Lion) and 10.8 (Mountain Lion)—come April 2016.Marc Pawliger, director of engineering at Google, said in a company blog post: “If you’re still using one of these unsupported platforms, we encourage you to mov
Publish At:2015-11-12 02:40 | Read:2595 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News browser Chrome Google Mac OS X Windows

CrossBrowse, another Chromium Project

Author’s Note: We at Malwarebytes continue to do our part in educating our product users and constant blog readers about day-to-day online threats and how they can avoid falling prey to them. “PUP Friday”, our latest attempt at getting users acquainted with files they may need to watch out for in the Wild Web, offers an in-depth look at some interesting and
Publish At:2015-11-06 15:00 | Read:4173 | Comments:0 | Tags:Online Security adware browser chromium crossbrowse crossrid

How to avoid Efast Browser, the latest adware to hit Chrome

Another day, another malware to tackle. It seems that hackers are churning out new ways to trick us on a weekly basis as security researchers have uncovered the latest threat to Internet users. Despite the likes of Google strengthening its security to combat these attacks, the culprits are continuously changing and adapting, and this latest adware has the p
Publish At:2015-10-30 01:50 | Read:2592 | Comments:0 | Tags:Internet Security Adware browser Cybercrime Google identity

eFast browser deletes and replaces your Chrome Browser

Security researchers have documented the existence of a new strain of malware dubbed eFast browser that deletes and replaces the entire Chrome Browser. Security experts from Malwarebytes have analyzed a new strain of  malware that attempts to delete Chrome and replace it with a bogus version that allows attackers to hijack
Publish At:2015-10-22 04:20 | Read:3401 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware adware browser Chrome eFast browser ma

Mozilla Add-on guidelines

Curious about the effectiveness of the Add-on guidelines that Mozilla enforced a few years ago, I decided to find some more information. You may have heard about this feature a few months ago when Mozilla decided to put Flash Player and Java plugins on their block-list, given the security risks that these plug-ins brought with them at the time. (July 2015) I
Publish At:2015-10-15 20:45 | Read:3647 | Comments:0 | Tags:Online Security browser firefox mozilla Pieter Arntz

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